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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 19, 2012 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worth a read (and look)

After reading your first line I started digging in to, in the most respectful manner possible, disagree completely. Then you got around to stating my case before I could get to it: "[This reminds me how in Phil's book, he hardly ever says a bad word about anyone, but is always kind & diplomatic.]" As Althea stated earlier in the thread "if it's honest, it'll be hurtful, and if it's not honest, it won't be worth doing ..."
If that doesn't sum up Phil's book I don't know what does.

This was powerful as far as Hunter's direct opinion on the matter is concerned: "But there are names involved and when those names are sullied, the people bearing them feel distress... In a lose/lose situation wisdom dictates keeping one's own council. Hence the relative silence regarding most internal matters." Hadn't seen that before.

Rereading 'American Adventure' the thought I had was I'd love to read something similar- short form memoir if you will- but of a more recent vintage. Would love his take on all-things-17-years-down-the-road from ground zero. He showed in AA how you can at least brush up to "internal matters" without dropping names: $!000.00 for band member Meet-and-Greets? And calling it 'Total Immersion?' Good heavens. Is the money going to save the rainforests or the whales? Would some of these good folks be riding so high in the saddle if Jerry were still around? It's Hunter's gig for sure- he is clearly what's left of the scenes conscience.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 19, 2012 3:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worth a read (and look)

Why should Hunter write a memoir? It would only compete with what I assume he holds dear, the lyrics he wrote for Garcia et al. His masterpiece or create antagonistic energy that could never be healed and would never leave for a little money?

I understand that Garcia's motive for being as member of the GD by the '90's was money.